Start'em or Sit'em

Posted by Posted by Rich Brown On 6:49 PM

My week 10 fantasy advice has a familiar name in an unfamiliar position and one inconsistent QB back in a starting role.

Start ‘Em

Zach Miller (Oakland)

The Raiders Tight End is a must-start player this week against a weak Kansas City defense that has the fewest interceptions of any team. They have also given up the 4th most yards by a NFL team. When JaMarcus Russell struggles, Miller sees more receptions. With those receptions he has 421 receiving yards this season, almost 200 yards more than any other Raider. He is 7th amongst tight ends in total yards this season. Miller is only owned in 56% of yahoo leagues, but can be a welcome addition to a lineup.

Mark Sanchez (NYJ)

It’s true that Mark Sanchez isn’t the safe bet as an every-week starter, but this is one of those weeks where he can earn his roster spot on your team. Before the bye week, Sanchez threw two touchdowns for 265 yards against Miami. He hasn’t thrown an interception since the 5-pick fiasco in Buffalo. Sanchez is going up against a Jacksonville Jaguar team that has allowed over 200 yards receiving over the last 5 games, while compiling an interception ratio of 8-1. He’s capable of putting up big yards against weaker opponents, and Kansas City will give him a chance.

Sit ‘Em

LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego)

It’s hard to give up on a player who until recently was a keystone player on any fantasy football team, but in 10-team leagues, L.T. is a questionable start. Last week he only had 14 total touches, 12 rushes and two receptions. Tomlinson is averaging his lowest yards per rush and receptions of his career. His longest single run this year was only 29 yards. He is facing the Philadelphia Eagles, who are allowing about 100 rushing yards per game, which he’ll have to share with Darren Sproles.

Steve Breaston (Arizona)

Breaston might look like a good target on a pass-happy Cardinals team, but passes are spread so thin that only Larry Fitzgerald is a sure thing. Anquan Boldin is due for a few more looks than the three catches he has had the previous two weeks. Breaston went the first five weeks of the season without a touchdown, and has only two so far. Seattle has an average pass defense, ranked 17th in yards per game. The Seahawks also have 20 sacks this year, 11th best in the league.

Quick Pick: LaDell Betts (Washington) Portis is very doubtful for Sunday after his concussion, so Betts will be the focus of the running game.

By Jason Timms fantasy football expert